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Oak Ridge dominates on home court

Oak Ridge's Cole Compton, who had a double-double in Wednesday's home playoff game against Bella Vista, drives toward the basket. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Millhollin nets 21 in win Oak Ridge started fast Wednesday night and never let up in its 64-40 Sac-Joaquin Division I Section playoff victory over visiting Bella Vista. Trojan starters, led by point guard Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 21 points, scored all but two of the team’s points. The Oak Ridge backcourt combined for 33 points […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans steamroll Bear Creek

Oak Ridge's Kassidy De Lapp battles for the ball against Bear Creek's Precious Younger in Tuesday's home playoff opener for the Lady Trojans. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Behind disruptive pressure by its defense and a solid display of outside shooting, host Oak Ridge overwhelmed Bear Creek 62-20 in its girl’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener Tuesday night. The win advanced the Lady Trojans (24-3) to Thursday’s second-round matchup with River City. Against the Bruins, Isamar Conde led the Oak Ridge starters offensively […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan trio tops again; eight head to Masters

LOOMIS — Been there, done that for Oak Ridge at Saturday’s championships of the two-day Division IA Divisionals at Del Oro High. In an exact replay of last weekend’s finals of the Sierra Foothill League Tournament, the same three Trojans made it to the end, faced the same opponent in those final mathces and secured the same […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls lock up title; boys avenge earlier loss

Grace Derksen led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points Friday, leading Oak Ridge past Del Oro 54-42 for the Sierra Foothill League basketball title. Trojan varsity teams played back-to-back — winning both and celebrating Senior Night. The girls’ win gave them the outright banner as it pushed Troy two games ahead of Del Oro with one to […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

South 1 season gets under way

Oak Ridge junior Dallas Diel makes a run down the hill during the South 1 race last week. The Trojans skiers took first place in giant slolom. Photo by Annika Anderson, AAnderson Photography

OLYMPIC VALLEY — Making up for lost ground, South 1 Division alpine racers shifted to Alpine Meadows for a Slalom/Giant Slalom doubleheader Tuesday. Individually, Ponderosa’s Tori Castaneda was a dual winner, posting large margins over second place. Teamwise, the Lady Bruins, led by Castaneda, Morgan Minch, Cora Nuttall and Rylee Anderson, took first in each […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge crashes its way to victory

Oak Ridge's Hailey McCoy works her way around a Granite Bay defender during Friday's game. The Lady Trojans came out on top thanks to strong rebounding efforts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

On a night shots were there but weren’t consistently falling, the Oak Ridge girls more than overcompensated with a strong rebounding effort to power past visiting Granite Bay 53-29 in Sierra Foothill League action Friday evening. The Trojans’ rebounding success, especially offensive, made for more opportunities to score after initial shot attempts rimmed out. “Our pursuit of […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans hold off Granite Bay

Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in a key third-quarter push, lifted host Oak Ridge past Granite Bay 56-49 to close the first round of Sierra Delta League play Friday night. Millhollin scored all but six of his points in the second half. The Trojans (3-3) held off the Grizzlies (2-4) by making 6-of-8 free […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »